This player of Rajasthan Royals wreaked havoc
The Hundred: In the 31st match of ‘The Hundred’ tournament played in Leeds, Birmingham Phoenix all-rounder Liam Livingstone stunned with both ball and bat against Northern Superchargers. He first took 3 wickets and then scored an unbeaten 92 in 40 balls with the help of 10 sixes and 3 fours. Rajasthan Royals will also be happy with his performance. Because Livingstone is part of this team.
New Delhi. There is good news for Rajasthan Royals (RR) before the matches of the second phase of IPL 2021. The team’s English all-rounder Liam Livingstone is in tremendous form. In The Hundred (100-ball match), he is doing his ability with both the ball and the bat. Livingstone not only gave victory to his team Birmingham Phoenix in the 31st match of this tournament played in Leeds on Tuesday, but also secured a place in the final of the tournament. Livingstone played a captaincy innings of 92 not out in just 40 balls, hitting 10 sixes and 3 fours. Thanks to his innings, Birmingham Phoenix won the match with 26 balls remaining. Now the team will play the final at Lord’s on Saturday.
In this match of The Hundred, Birmingham Phoenix won the toss and elected to bowl. He had to win or tie this match to be on top of the group stage. By doing so Birmingham would have qualified directly for the final. But Northern Super Chargers openers Chris Lynn and Tom Koehler gave a big blow to Birmingham’s hopes by hitting 65 runs in the first 25 balls. The pair had added 95 runs for the first wicket.
It looked like the Superchargers would score a mountain of runs. But then captain Livingstone, leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Benny Howell made Birmingham return to the match. All three of them showed the way to the pavilion to the 5 batsmen of Superchargers in the next 60 balls. Well done, Adam Milne’s tight bowling in the death overs completed. For this reason, Superchargers could only score 143 runs. Livingstone took 3 wickets.
- Livingstone hits The Hundred’s fastest fifty
Livingstone, who showed amazing taking 3 wickets in bowling, again wreaked havoc with the bat. Chasing the target of 144 runs, Birmingham Phoenix did not have a good start. Will Smid returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Livingstone, who came to bat at number three, took a class of Superchargers bowlers fiercely. He scored the fastest fifty of the tournament in 20 balls.
After this his bat started spewing more fire. He played an unbeaten innings of 92 runs in 40 balls. In this he hit 10 sixes and 3 fours. He scored runs at a strike rate of 230. Along with this, he also did the feat of hitting the most sixes in an innings in this tournament.
- Birmingham chased down the winning target in 74 balls
Livingstone’s opener Finn Allen supported well. He scored 42 runs in 26 balls. Both of them shared a partnership of 106 runs in 51 balls for the second wicket. On the basis of this partnership, Birmingham achieved the target of victory by losing 2 wickets in 74 balls. In the last match also, Livingstone played a match-winning innings of 50 runs in 31 balls against Trent Rockets.
- Livingstone equals Jemima’s record
Livingstone’s innings of 92 is the joint second highest score in The Hundred. Earlier, India’s Jemima Rodrigues also scored an unbeaten 92 against Welsh Fire while playing for the Superchargers in the Women’s Hundred League. This match was played in Leeds.
- Livingstone plays for Rajasthan Royals
His IPL team Rajasthan Royals will definitely be happy with the performance of this English all-rounder. Because the second phase of the league is to be played in September and even before that this batsman has rang alarm bells for the opponents on the basis of all-round performance. Livingstone did not play in the first phase of the league due to Corona. Now it has to be seen whether they participate in the second phase or not. By the way, the ECB has given permission to play English players.